.OSM File Extension

File Type:
OpenStreetMap Map File

Having trouble opening .osm extension? Don't panic! This page explains what osm files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open osm files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a OSM file?

Osm file extension has OpenStreetMap Map file type, developed by OpenStreetMap, which is associated with the "gis files" category.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

osm file icon
File Type:
OpenStreetMap Map File
GIS Files

How to open OSM file?

Double click the osm file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .osm extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the osm extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the osm file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open OSM files

  • Windows Windows
    • Safe Software FME Desktop Safe Software FME Desktop
    • Merkaartor Merkaartor
    • GeoVisu GeoVisu
    • Gosmore Gosmore
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Merkaartor Merkaartor
  • Linux Linux
    • Merkaartor Merkaartor
    • GPX Viewer GPX Viewer

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the osm file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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